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Education Law

Georgia Law

Georgia law, from acts passed by the Georgia General Assembly to regulations from the Department of Education, can be found at:

Local and Municipal Education Law in Georgia :

Case Law and Administrative Decisions

  Case law on education law includes federal and state appellate cases:

Cases from all levels of the federal court system, from 1789 to the present, that relate to public or private education.


Many education law cases begin (and often end) with decisions rendered by a local school board or an administrative law judge. There are several specific sources for locating these decisions:

In addition to federal and state appellate decisions, this bimonthly service includes the text of decisions from the Georgia Board of Education and state and regional hearing officers.

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Law Report 

    This massive set, published since 1979, covers statutes, regulations, cases, and policy decisions on special education law, including, but not limited to, implementation of IDEA.

  • Westlaw - U.S. Board of Education Decisions 

    Opinions and orders from the United States Department of Education, Office of Hearings and Appeals, including decisions of the Education Appeals Board and Civil Rights Reviewing Authority. Coverage begins with 1987.

State Research

A lot of education law is state law, and therefore requires you to research Georgia law and the law of another state. Because the process of researching can vary from state to state, you may want to start with one of the following state-specific research guides:

50 State Surveys

50 state surveys provide information on the laws of various states on a topic, and are useful if you need to compare the laws of two or more states on a particular subject. Some of the most useful sources for 50 state surveys are:

United States Code

The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 54 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis

Federal Register

The Federal Register (Fed. Reg.) is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Regulatory Histories
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